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Blake Dowling has 42 articles published.

Blake Dowling is chief business development officer at Aegis Business Technologies. His technology columns are published by several organizations. Contact him at dowlingb@aegisbiztech.com or at www.aegisbiztech.com

Blake Dowling: Equifax – the mother of all breaches

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Last month, we saw a monster of a breach, from an entity supposedly on the extremely protected side of the conversation: Equifax. You may think just because you never gave them your information that they don’t have it.

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Blake Dowling: Microtargeting, a tough fact to follow

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I put together a column for INFLUENCE Magazine (should be out soon) about political paid digital advertising and microtargeting. It is a complicated process of getting in front of certain demographics that would take hours of survey questions — using old-school focus groups — for TV ads.

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Blake Dowling: Tech and the next threat

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For the next threat, both our state and nation are constantly sleeping with one eye open. The threat landscape consists of digital, cultural, and of course good old Mother Nature. At the top of the list: hurricanes, terrorism, human trafficking, and even the current opioid epidemic in Florida.

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Blake Dowling: Lessons from Irma; tech tips for the next storm

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Irma was a monster; some parts of the state were lucky, others were not. My prayers are with all those impacted by the storm.

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Blake Dowling: Staying powered during Irma

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On Friday, I was chatting with the ABC 27 WTXL team about Irma, and what you should do about your mobile devices in case of a power outage. For the best experience, get a generator, and keep everything charged up 24/7.

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Blake Dowling: A sense of balance in customer service goes far

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Last week, I chatted with legal ace and FloridaPolitics.com contributor Florence Snyder. We discussed what happens when technology and innovation in business stop assisting the process and becomes a nuisance (or worse).

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Blake Dowling: Insurance for your digital mouth

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You can get a cyber insurance policy to protect your organization if hit with ransomware or cyber security threat. This can help recoup lost dollars, data, productivity and any other repercussions from a cyber intrusion/breach. There may be more fallout once the damage is assessed, firings (see Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her never-ending journey down the cyber rabbit hole) new policies put into place and other measures to prevent a future incident.

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